Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Shows at this venue in 2011

The Tim Bat Trick Show. Tim Bat. Copyright: Associated Television.

The Tim Bat Trick Show

  • 8
  • 3-17 Aug 2011

A fast, funny and exciting show for children of all ages, packed with quirky comedy and trickery featuring yoyos, spinning...   Full listing

Revolting Rhymes. Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Revolting Rhymes

  • Storytelling
  • 8
  • 3-29 Aug 2011

The Roald Dahl Museum's delumptious storytellers return for an interactive performance of Roald Dahl's wildest and most outrageous stories from...   Full listing

The Showcase Show.

The Showcase Show

  • 9.50
  • 5-28 Aug 2011

Best of Edinburgh Comedy every lunchtime showcasing a different laugh-out-loud line-up daily. Top headliners and the hottest rising comedy stars...   Full listing

Apply Within.

Apply Within

  • Music
  • 9.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2011

Wanted: audience members for job-hunting comedy musical. Responsibilities: the successful candidates will follow our hero Joe, thrust by sudden redundancy...   Full listing

Brilliant Books for Kids.

Brilliant Books for Kids

  • Storytelling
  • 5
  • 4-21 & 26-28 Aug 2011

It's story time! A selection of fun, quirky, modern picture books that children and their adults will enjoy equally, chosen...   Full listing

Chaos.

Chaos

  • Play
  • 11
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2011

Performed by Turku City Theatre and coordinated by ACE Production. When two respectable, 30-something sisters and their friend end up...   Full listing

Skittles.

Skittles

  • 10
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2011

A story about love. (And sweets, which are more reliable) "Utterly compelling... Richard Marsh's rhyming book and lyrics are on...   Full listing

Seminar. Emily Watson Howes. Copyright: BBC.

Seminar

  • Stand-up
  • 14.10
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Is proven to lead to marriage failure, flatulence, job loss, dizzy spells, infertility, gastric ulcer, hair loss, redundancy, teeth grinding,...   Full listing

Four For Jericho. Copyright: BBC.

Four For Jericho

  • 11
  • 4-15 & 17-29 Aug 2011

Diving into the red-hot passions of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, a hapless English tourist sets out to film the Holy Land...   Full listing

Cul-De-Sac. Image shows from L to R: Toby Longworth, Alan Francis, Mike Hayley. Copyright: BBC.

Cul-De-Sac

  • Play
  • 10
  • 3-14, 16-21 & 23-28 Aug 2011

This brilliant spin on Stepford Wives is an irresistibly twisted tale of ordinary men, women, and their dogs. An absurdly...   Full listing

Taketh Me Away.

Taketh Me Away

  • 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2011

'I was doing the dishes at home, pretending I was Jason's wife and I'd just cooked him his favourite tea,...   Full listing

Ford and Akram: Humdinger. Image shows from L to R: Louise Ford, Yasmine Akram. Copyright: Pett Productions.

Ford and Akram: Humdinger

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50
  • 4-14 & 16-29 Aug 2011

Imagine a double act with just two people. Imagine Colin Farrell, batmitzvahs, mime, songs, simulator hat-bags and semi highbrow literature....   Full listing

Max and Ivan Are Holmes and Watson. Image shows from L to R: Max Olesker, Ivan Gonzalez. Copyright: Thames Television.

Max and Ivan Are Holmes and Watson

  • Sketch show / storytelling
  • 11
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2011

The world's greatest detective tackles Chicago's murky underworld in his final thrilling escapade, recently discovered by award-winning comedy duo Max...   Full listing

The Tim Vine Chat Show. Tim Vine.

The Tim Vine Chat Show

  • Chat show
  • 13.50
  • 3-9, 11-16 & 18-29 Aug 2011

The King of the One Liners chats to guests plucked from the audience. It could be Martin from Leeds, who...   Full listing

John Hegley Family Word Ship. John Hegley. Copyright: Avalon Television.

John Hegley Family Word Ship

  • 12
  • 3-18 Aug 2011

Anybody over seven. Come and sing in lingo heaven. Mandolin and finely tuning. Hopping scotch and afternooning. 'Awesomely mundane' (Independent).   Full listing

Toby - Lucky.

Toby - Lucky

  • Sketch show
  • 9.50
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2011

Sarah: childlike, troubled and suffering from delusions of grandeur. Winner of the Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School Theatre Prize 2003....   Full listing

Sheeps: A Sketch Show. Image shows from L to R: Daran Johnson, Liam Williams, Alastair Roberts.

Sheeps: A Sketch Show

  • Sketch show
  • 9.50
  • 3-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the greatest arts festival in the world. Plenty for all to see! So why Sheeps?...   Full listing

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour.

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

  • Chat show
  • 11
  • 5-8, 10-13 & 15-20 Aug 2011

More flamboyant than ever, this stage, screen and Fringe legend returns for his 11th successive year with his sell out...   Full listing

Itch: A Scratch Event.

Itch: A Scratch Event

  • 8
  • 15 & 16 Aug 2011

Itch Edinburgh - a mixed bag of brand new work. Rehearsed and unrehearsed scripts, a bunch of talent, and lots...   Full listing

Eric Lampaert. Eric Lampaert. Copyright: Gildor Films.

Eric Lampaert

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50
  • 3-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

Willkommen. Bienvenue and welcome to star of ITV2's OMG! With Peaches and 2010 Winner of Latitude Best New Act Award,...   Full listing

Lady Garden. Image shows from L to R: Eleanor Thom, Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson, Camille Ucan, Hannah Dodd.

Lady Garden

  • Sketch show
  • 9.50
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2011

You are cordially invited to (pay to) watch the (self-dubbed) World's Greatest All-Female Five-Person Sketch Group perform their latest offering....   Full listing

NewsRevue.

NewsRevue

  • Satire / sketch show
  • 13.50
  • 3-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

A compilation of the year's best material from the Canal Cafe's London shows. News Revue is a national and international...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Pat Burtscher, Simon Feilder, Joe Rowntree. Copyright: Associated Television.

AAA Stand-Up

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 3-29 Aug 2011

Total sell-out 2005-2010 returns with a brand new line-up. Simon Feilder, 'Nervy, excitable, simmering energy that's compelling to watch. Unashamedly...   Full listing

David O'Doherty is Looking Up. David O'Doherty. Copyright: Thames Television.

David O'Doherty is Looking Up

  • Music / stand-up
  • 15
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2011

2008 Edinburgh comedy award winner, 2010 Irish comedian of the year, founder member of Destiny's Child, star of 2Fast 2Furious...   Full listing

Neil Delamere: Divilment. Neil Delamere.

Neil Delamere: Divilment

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

After a year off, Neil returns to the Fringe with a new show that seeks everyday mischief. Tomfoolery is what...   Full listing

Seann Walsh: Ying and Young. Seann Walsh. Copyright: BBC.

Seann Walsh: Ying and Young

  • Stand-up
  • 11
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Following last year's sold out debut, stand-up's freshest young upstart presents an all-new hour of razor-sharp observational comedy. As seen...   Full listing

Idiots of Ants. Image shows from L to R: Benjamin Wilson, James Wrighton, Andrew Spiers, Elliott Tiney.

Idiots of Ants

  • Sketch show
  • 11
  • 3-14, 16-21 & 23-29 Aug 2011

Following appearances on BBC1 and Radio 4, the Ants (2010 Chortle Award Winners and 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees) return...   Full listing

Asher Treleaven: Matador. Asher Treleaven.

Asher Treleaven: Matador

  • Stand-up
  • 10.50
  • 4-8, 10-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

Best Newcomer nominee 2010. The dapper Australian returns, his wit is as sharp as his outfit, to take on modern...   Full listing

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain. Abie Philbin Bowman.

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2011

Pope Benedict has a creepy accent, priceless art collection and diplomatic immunity. His real name's Ratzinger. He heads a sinister...   Full listing

Rich Hall. Rich Hall. Copyright: BBC.

Rich Hall

  • Stand-up
  • 16
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Strident apocalyptic invective. Fabulations. Rich returns to Edinburgh after a sell out tour of the UK with a new show...   Full listing

The Best Of Clever Peter. Image shows from L to R: Richard Bond, William Hartley, Ed Eales-White.

The Best Of Clever Peter

  • Sketch show
  • 10
  • 24 & 25 Aug 2011

For 2 nights only, award-winning and BBC Radio 4 commissioned sketch group perform some of the best sketches from their...   Full listing

Chris Ramsey: Offermation. Chris Ramsey.

Chris Ramsey: Offermation

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2011

Following a total sell-out debut in 2010, Chris returns to Edinburgh with his second solo stand-up show. After a fantastic...   Full listing

Storytellers' Club. Copyright: BBC.

Storytellers' Club

  • Music / storytelling
  • 10
  • 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 & 25-27 Aug 2011

Every night comedians gather round the campfire to tell witching hour tales. Our special guests are festival stars from all...   Full listing

Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat. Image shows from L to R: Mick Cullinan, James Walmsley, Demian Fox, Shane O'Brien.

Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat

  • Music / stand-up
  • 12
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

After a year touring the world's major comedy festivals, Ireland's favourite comedy rock supergroup return to Edinburgh with their biggest...   Full listing

Late Night Gimp Fight!.

Late Night Gimp Fight!

  • Sketch show
  • 9.50
  • 3-19 & 21-29 Aug 2011

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees 2010 and Chortle Award Winners are back with a brand new hour of fast paced,...   Full listing

Vive Le Cabaret.

Vive Le Cabaret

  • 12
  • 3-29 Aug 2011

The show that led the cabaret revolution on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 is even bigger and better than before.   Full listing

The Boom Jennies: Blowout. Image shows from L to R: Anna Emerson, Catriona Knox, Lizzie Bates.

The Boom Jennies: Blowout

  • Sketch show
  • 10
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

A boisterous late night gobstopper of a sketch show mixing the sharply observed with the outrageously silly. Join the Boom...   Full listing

The Comedy Zone. Image shows from L to R: Iain Stirling, Hari Kondabolu, Phil Wang, Paul Currie.

The Comedy Zone

  • Stand-up
  • 10.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2011

The Fringe's original, longest running, most prestigious stand-up showcase returns with the hottest new talent on the comedy circuit: Hari...   Full listing

Robin and Partridge: Worlds Collide. Image shows from L to R: Robin Clyfan.

Robin and Partridge: Worlds Collide

  • Multimedia / storytelling
  • 8.50
  • 3-9, 11-16 & 18-29 Aug 2011

Small-minded business guru Jeremy wants you to win, but is plagued by visions of shirtless, Canadian spirit guide, Freaky Dave....   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up Late. Image shows from L to R: Matt Price, Jonathan Elston, Danny Ward. Copyright: BBC.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 3-29 Aug 2011

Total sell-out in 2010 returns with a brand new line-up: Danny Ward, 'observational humour brilliantly delivered ... top quality stand-up'...   Full listing

Men Of War. Image shows from L to R: David Schaal, Stephen Harvey, Cariad Lloyd, Gareth Kane. Copyright: BBC.

Men Of War

  • Sketch show
  • 10
  • 3-16 & 18-28 Aug 2011

Highly anticipated sketch show from the producers of The Reduced Edinburgh Fringe Impro Show. Starring David Schaal (Jay's dad from...   Full listing

Rob Deering: Beat This. Rob Deering.

Rob Deering: Beat This

  • Stand-up / musical
  • 9.50
  • 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27 Aug 2011

Beat This, the music-based game show from 'brilliant musical comedian' (Time Out) Rob Deering, returns to the Pleasance this Edinburgh....   Full listing

The Wrestling. Copyright: BBC.

The Wrestling

  • Variety
  • 10
  • 15 Aug 2011

World-class wrestlers meet world-class comedians in a late night, heart-pounding, edge-of-your seat spectacular. For one night only the Edinburgh Festival...   Full listing

The Suitcase Royale in Zombatland. Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

The Suitcase Royale in Zombatland

  • Music / play
  • 10
  • 3-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

The hilariously inventive Royale boys are back with another masterfully-mad tale from the dusty-plains of the Australian outback. Welcome to...   Full listing

The Great Big Sketch Off!. Copyright: BBC.

The Great Big Sketch Off!

  • Sketch show
  • 6
  • 5, 12, 19 & 26 Aug 2011

50 performers, 12 teams and four shows. Time to compete for the title of the Ultimate Sketch Act. The Great...   Full listing